Dead Space 3 PC – How to Change Your FOV

Dead Space 3 is a blast. Unfortunately, it’s also got some pretty big issues with field-of-view and player perspective. Menus are often obscured by turning, the camera can get caught in corners, and players can get disoriented by just how close they are to Isaac’s back. Thankfully, the folks at Visceral have been kind enough to allow players to change Dead Space 3′s FOV to something more to their taste.

How to Change Your FOV

To change your FOV, just follow these simple steps:

  1. Navigate your way to C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\EA Games\Dead Space 3\
  2. Open up system.txt in the text editor of your choice
  3. Find the line “Window.FOVScale = 1.00000000″
  4. Change the number to whatever you like. By default, 1.0 is an FOV of 75 degrees. For a view similar to Dead Space 1, I’d suggest changing it to 1.2.
  5. (FOR 16:9 MONITORS) Change “Window.WideScreen” to true.

Problem solved! Your FOV is now more in line with your personal tastes, and you can get back to being spooked by necromorphs. If you want to see the difference between FOVs, take a look at the screenshots below. Both were taken on “Very High” at a resolution of 1920×1080.

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3 Comments on Dead Space 3 PC – How to Change Your FOV


On February 8, 2013 at 10:56 am

thx guys :)

you helped me alot


On February 19, 2013 at 7:13 am

Thanks! The nausea was killing me


On February 25, 2013 at 11:07 pm

Dude when i opened that “The Folder Is Empty” plz need help reply soon